Monday, July 24, 2017

STUCK?! July 1 Sketch and CHALLENGE YOUrself #43.

Hello there,
How are you? For us aussies, we are in Winter, and I really can't complain, the mornings lately have been frosty, but the days have been warming up nicely.. I just wish the days would slow down...  I have actually been in a bit of a mojo slump, so to help that I decided to do a sketch, and I always love the ones over at STUCK?! SKETCHES and so I created a layout using the July 1st sketch.. which looks like..

Well thats the design taken care of, so then I thought I would join in with the challenge over at CHALLENGE YOUrself #43 which was to use some hand written journalling on your layout... and a photo with me in it...  So  I  found a photo of my Dd and I taken this year, printed it off twice and away I went...

some closer views..
I have used the lovely papers from Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Collection and had to do some fussy cutting, cos that is my stress buster!! The chipboard is an old Scrap FX one and some straws too.

Some stamping on the back ground and the leaf chipboard is from Blue Fern.

My journalling has been adapted from a quote I found.. 
and my layout..

My Daughter..

I did enjoy creating this layout, I have used some really old chipboard pieces which I have had for ages.. A lovely sketch and a prompt to do some hand written journalling.. Thanks to STUCK?! and also CHALLENGE YOUrself .

Thanks so much for dropping by, every day seems to be so busy.. and I do appreciate the comments you leave me too..
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Monday, July 17, 2017

C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration July Challenges..

Hello there,
By crikey these days are flying by me thinks!! Already over half way in July!!!

So I had better put up the layouts I created for this months challenges over at C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration . They are fabulous challenges if you have never joined in you really should have a go!!

The challenge for #233  due by the 31st July was a favorite, I loved the colors we had to use..  and it is..
To use the colors, and the sketch, at least 3 of the clues and choose at least one of the Testimony. And my layout..

Some closer views..
And because I was representing Scrapmatts who are a generous sponsor this month all the chipboard I have used and the stencils are Scrapmatt..

Happiness is here..

And I did a layout for #234 which is..

Fabulous summery colors... and my take..

Some closer views..
and again lovely Scrapmatts chippies!!

Beach Time.
Two wonderful challenges you can find over on the blog HERE!!!!

Thanks so much for coming on by today, life is so busy!! Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me too.. Have a splendid day!!

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

123 CHALLENGE BLOG JULY - New Look Challenge..

Hello there,
I hope your day is going well.. I am just popping in to put up the new challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and the whole challenge has been revamped.. There is still the theme of 123, so without further ado here is this months challenge...
There is 1 sketch, 2 words, and 3 colors..  Make sure you pop over to the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG  for a full description of the way to complete and enter the challenge..  We hope you like the new challenge and hope you can join in this month..  There is always great prizes!!

My DT take..

closer views...

All the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..

I have used the sketch and the colors, you can use other colors as well, as long as the 3 colors are dominant. HAPPY TIME is in my journalling.. I must admit my pink is a bit richer than the color on the challenge board .. So I reckon if you try and get as close to the shade as possible..  I dont think you need to go out and buy new stuff just to complete this challenge but use what you have..  123 Challenge blog is just hoping to have more people join in!!!

So thanks for coming by, and thank you for the lovely comments that you leave me to read..  I appreciate each one!!

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

KRAFT+ July - Roses 3 Ways!

Hello there,
A pinch and a punch for the first of the month... July!!  Sheesh the year is flying!!!

Anyways the good thing about the  new month is all the brand spankin new challenges to get your creative juices flowing!!! And I loved this months challenge for KRAFT+ which is.......

Roses 3 Ways,  you can check out all the marvellous inspiration of the designers over on the blog and link your entry up  HERE!!!!

and my DT layout...

some closer views..

I have used a rose stencil and rolled roses from a die... 

And lots of fussy cut roses!! and a rose in my photo too!!

Stop and smell the roses..

Did I mention  I loved this challenge!!??  I hope you will too!! And just a reminder of the rules for this challenge blog can be seen HERE!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by, and I really do appreciate each and every comment too!!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Hello there,
I am just popping in to put up some layouts I have created this month.... before the month runs out!! Crazy how quickly June seems to have gone by!!!

My latest blog post for SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING has a bit of creative fun with some Mixed Media products I received to create with.. You can see all the close ups and details in my BLOG POST HERE!!!

I received some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, Enamel Accents and a little pot of color from Color Blast and I have enjoyed using them on my layouts..

The first layout using the Magicals and Enamel Accents..

And the second layout using the Color Blast..

Thank you in advance to anyone who pops over to the SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING BLOG for a closer look and details of the products I have used..

I have also managed to create a layout for this months challenge for FUNKY FLAIR   which is on Facebook.. It is a fabulous mood board with amazing rich colors..

Image may contain: text I have mainly gone with the deep purple blue tones..

some closer views

A close up of the cluster using chipboard, straws, flowers and a Funky Flair tucked in that little space!

I got these dies that I have used for the edge of my photo from the Craft Show in Brisbane..  The flowers are old stickers...

Dare to dream..

Thanks so much for your visit today, I know each day is busy enough! Thanks to all those who leave a little comment, I do appreciate all of them...   Enjoy what is left of this month!!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017


Hello there,

 just popping in to add my layout for this months challenge over at KAISERCRAFT and it is..


So I went through my Kaisercraft stuff and found a template - Bubbles and a couple of dies that were circles.. Then the photo which I cut in a circle and used papers from Sage and Grace and Keepsake collection on my page...  and some closer views first..

 of course I had to do some fussy cutting of these lovely flowers..

The little circles out of the die cut mesh were also stuck onto the back ground for interest..

I used a gold stamp pad to pat on the ink using the template Bubbles to make the back ground circles.. and my circle punch to create the other circles on my page..

Capture smiles..
Such pretty papers!!  I enjoyed creating this one, I needed to sit and fussy cut, that is my stress buster I think...

Thanks for coming by, I do appreciate each visit and all the comments too..  Enjoy the rest of today!!!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Hi there,
How is your day going? I trust things are going well..

SKETCHABILITIES has put up a new sketch for anyone to create with and I took some time away from DT stuff to just sit and create... It is such a great sketch and it is..

I love the layers and tags and a hint of mixed media on the background.. I found a photo that I have been wanting to scrap and went with that....

some closer views..

 A bit of stencilling...

Gota have a few flowers!!

Happy Crustmas!!
I have used a photo from last Christmas... a bit of a play on words..hehe..

Thanks SKETCHABILITIES for a great sketch to create with.. 

Thanks for coming by, the days are flying by.. even my Daughter has been saying... she is amazed June is nearly over... crazyyyy!!
Thanks to those who leave me lovely comments.. I do appreciate them!!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration #231 and #232

Hello there, 
How has your day been? It has been a busy day for me, but I am just popping up the two challenges for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration challenges for June, representing SCRAPMATTS .

Major Case File #231 which is due by June 30..
If you have never joined in with these challenges before the rules are quite simple... To use the colors, use at least 3 of the evidence and at least one of the testimony.. and where there is a sketch to be inspired by the sketch...  and my take..

A big brother is better than a super hero!!

You can see all the Designers Inspiration and link up over on the blog  HERE!!!!!

 and the Major Case File #232.. due 30th June..

And my layout..

 You can see all the Designers inspiration on the blog HERE!!!!    If you have never tried these challenges I hope you find some time to join in this month!!

Thanks so much for popping by, and as always your comments are greatly appreciated...
Enjoy the rest of this day!!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Layout from TINA OLLETT's Class.

Hello there,
Yes I am back for another blog post!! As I mentioned in my last blog post I went to the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo and while I was there I took a class with the very talented TINA OLLETT and if you dont follow her blog, then I hope you do after you pop over and check out her creating.. I love her layers and fussy cutting and it was amazing to see her creations in real life at the show... The dimension on her layouts is incrediable and she is the loveliest person too!! So enough talking!!

This was her example layout..
A really beautiful layout.. With layers, fussy cutting and ripped papers too..  Well I didnt get anywhere near finishing my layout  so I finished mine at home and I went my own way a little bit!!!! I also changed the title to suit my photos....

some closer views..
 Lots of layers..
Some gauze to soften the edges..

You are as lovely as a rose...

It is fairly close to Tina's, just with my spin on it...  There is also another layout to create from the supplies we got. I shall try and get that one done later on...   You can see TINA'S LAYOUT HERE ... and have a scroll down Tina's blog, her creating is absolutely stunning!

Thanks for popping on by today, and thanks for those lovely comments you leave me too...  I appreciate each one!

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